Sidney Crosby's Sports Injuries

Type of Sport: Ice Hockey

Sidney Crosby's Sports Injuries Table

Type Area Date Consequences Content How It Happened Recovery Duration Rehabilitation Details Impact On Career Psychological Impact Previous Injuries Return To Competition Severity Treatment Medical Staff Long Term Impact Preventive Measures Competition Missed Initial Symptoms Re Injury Risk Support System Rehabilitation Location
Core Muscle Injuries Abdominal Area 2019-11-08 Surgery required, missed two months of the season. Crosby underwent surgery to repair a core muscle injury that had been bothering him for a period of time. Injury sustained over time, exacerbated during a game. Two months Surgery followed by physical therapy and conditioning. Moderate; missed a significant portion of the season. Frustration due to ongoing discomfort before surgery. No significant previous core muscle injuries. 2020-01-14 Moderate Surgery and physical therapy. Pittsburgh Penguins medical team and specialists. None significant reported. Strengthening and conditioning exercises. 28 games Pain and discomfort in the abdominal area. Moderate Family, teammates, and medical staff. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Fractures Jaw 2013-03-29 Missed the remainder of the regular season. Crosby was struck in the face by a puck, resulting in a fractured jaw and dental damage. Hit in the face by a puck. Several weeks Surgery to repair the jaw, followed by rest. Moderate; missed the end of the regular season but returned for playoffs. Increased caution regarding facial injuries. No significant previous jaw injuries. 2013-05-01 Severe Surgery and rest. Pittsburgh Penguins medical team and dental specialists. None significant reported. Enhanced facial protection. 12 games Severe pain and swelling. Low Family, teammates, and medical staff. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Head Injuries Head 2010-12-31 Missed the remainder of the 2010-2011 season and the beginning of the 2011-2012 season. Crosby was hit in the head by David Steckel of the Washington Capitals during the Winter Classic. He later received a second hit to the head in a game against the Tampa Bay Lightning. Hit to the head during the Winter Classic game against Washington Capitals. Almost a year Extensive rest and gradual return to physical activity. Significant; missed considerable playing time. Increased awareness and caution regarding head injuries. No significant previous head injuries. 2011-11-21 Severe Rest, physical therapy, and gradual return to activity. Pittsburgh Penguins medical team and concussion specialists. Heightened awareness of concussion risks and symptoms. Stricter league protocols on head injuries. Over 60 games Dizziness, headaches, and nausea. High Family, teammates, and medical staff. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Head Injuries Head 2016-10-09 Missed the start of the 2016-2017 season. Crosby suffered another concussion during a practice session, which delayed his start to the season. Hit during practice. Several weeks Rest and gradual return to physical activity. Moderate; missed the beginning of the season. Further reinforced the importance of head injury management. Previous concussions in 2011. 2016-10-25 Moderate Rest and physical therapy. Pittsburgh Penguins medical team. Continued vigilance regarding concussion symptoms. Enhanced protective gear and practice protocols. 6 games Headaches and dizziness. High Family, teammates, and medical staff. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Head Injuries Head 2017-04-30 Missed one playoff game. Crosby was diagnosed with a concussion after a hit from Matt Niskanen during the 2017 playoffs. Hit to the head during a playoff game against the Washington Capitals. One week Rest and gradual return to physical activity. Minimal; short absence during playoffs. Continued vigilance regarding head injuries. Previous concussions in 2011 and 2016. 2017-05-03 Mild Rest and physical therapy. Pittsburgh Penguins medical team. Continued vigilance regarding concussion symptoms. Enhanced protective gear and play protocols. 1 game Headaches and dizziness. High Family, teammates, and medical staff. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Sprains Right Ankle 2008-01-17 Missed 28 games. Crosby sprained his right ankle after colliding with the boards during a game against the Tampa Bay Lightning. Collision with the boards during a game. 10 weeks Rest, physical therapy, and gradual return to skating. Moderate; missed a significant portion of the season. Increased caution with lower body injuries. No significant previous ankle injuries. 2008-03-27 Moderate Rest and physical therapy. Pittsburgh Penguins medical team. None significant reported. Strengthening and conditioning exercises. 28 games Pain and swelling in the ankle. Moderate Family, teammates, and medical staff. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Wrist Injuries Right Wrist 2014-05-31 Off-season surgery required. Crosby played through the 2014 playoffs with a wrist injury and underwent surgery in the off-season to repair the damage. Injured wrist during the 2014 playoffs. Several months Surgery followed by physical therapy. Moderate; surgery in the off-season minimized missed games. Increased awareness of playing through injuries. No significant previous wrist injuries. 2014-10-09 Moderate Surgery and physical therapy. Pittsburgh Penguins medical team and orthopedic specialists. None significant reported. Protective equipment and conditioning. No regular season games missed Pain and limited mobility in the wrist. Moderate Family, teammates, and medical staff. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania